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Preview Kit "House of Weather Magic, May 1954" by Trane Company MISC MSS 286

Preview Kit "House of Weather Magic, May 1954" by Trane Company


Summary Information

A preview kit of the Research and Testing Laboratory of the Trane Company called "House of Weather Magic" intended for the media. Materials within the kit include a brochure on the lab, press releases dubbed 'Industrial News,' biographical information on Robert LeBaron, and general news and promotional photographs. At the time of the dedication in May 1954, Robert LeBaron was serving as President Dwight D. Eisenhower's top military advisor on atomic energy and promoted the use of atomic energy for peacetime use. Other than a portrait photo of LeBaron, the 12 photographs feature a Trane scientist and several members of the general public, many of whom are children at seven different exhibits.
Collection Title
Preview Kit "House of Weather Magic" by Trane Company
Date of Materials
Trane Company.
Call Number
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
La Crosse Public Library Archives

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Preview Kit "House of Weather Magic," MISC MSS 286, La Crosse Public Library Archives, La Crosse, WI

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

La Crosse Public Library Archives 2016 March

800 Main St.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601
(608) 789-7136

Access to Materials

Materials in this collection are available for patron use.

Acquisitions Information

(Accession number 2014.057) Purchased for $4 from the auction of the Robert Selbrede Estate, 2014 September 12

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Clipping file: Industries--Trane Company

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • LeBaron, Robert
  • Selbrede, Robert H., 1927-2014


  • Air conditioning industry--Wisconsin--La Crosse
  • Air conditioning--Research
  • Heat exchangers--Research
  • Heating and ventilation industry--Wisconsin--La Crosse
  • Manufacturing industries--Wisconsin--La Crosse
  • Nuclear energy

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